what were the albums/musicians that shaped my taste in music? let's try to find out


organized chronologically - i will be reflecting on each of these in the future


the clash - london calling (1979)


madness - one step beyond (1979)


talking heads - speaking in tongues (1983)


lloyd cole and the commotions - rattlesnakes (1984)


u2 - the unforgettable fire (1984)


the pogues- rum sodomy & the lash (1985)


billy bragg - talking with the taxman about poetry (1986)


the housemartins - london 0 hull 4 (1986)


the woodentops - giant (1986)


hothouse flowers - people (1988)


the b-52's - cosmic thing (1989)


r.e.m. - automatic for the people (1992)


toad the wet sprocket - dulcinea (1994)


billy bragg & wilco - mermaid avenue (1998)


aimee mann - bachelor no. 2 (or, the last remains of the dodo) (2000)


the shins - chutes too narrow (2003)


arcade fire - funeral (2004)


the national - alligator (2005)


josh ritter - the animal years (2006)


rilo kiley - under the blacklight (2007)


feist - the reminder (2008)


elbow - the seldom seen kid (2008)


stornoway - beachcomber's windowsill (2010)


frank turner - england keep my bones (2011)


blind pilot - we are the tide (2011)




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